We just weren’t buying it.
In a new online poll, regarding the worst, most mismatched romantic comedy couples of all time, Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell topped the list. Remember Bewitched? Yeah, her having magical powers was the most believable thing about that movie.
Kidman and Ferrell got 17% of the vote. The poll was carried about by Fandango in honor of Valentine’s Day. Although Fandango really doesn’t have much to talk about, because that paperbag puppet couple they’ve got going is pretty bad too.
Anyway, Junior costars, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emma Thompson, came in second at 16%, and Fran Drescher and Timothy Dalton were third with 13% for The Beautician and the Beast.
All very understandable picks.
In a related Fandango poll, movie lovers chose Sarah Jessica Parker as the Worst Romantic Comedy Actress. On the guy’s side, Ashton Kutcher takes the title of Worst Romantic Comedy Actor (‘Who are you gonna kiss on New Years?’ suddenly comes to mind). Adam Sandler and Dane Cook tied for second place.
Coincidentally, a lot of these people seem to have taken a break from movies lately. Kidman, for one, says:
“I love being at home. But you know, my husband [Keith Urban] and my mother will say, `You shouldn't just abandon your talent. You should still get out there and do some things every now and then, because you'll appreciate that over the next couple of decades.’”